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Jayashri Prabakar

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public health dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chenna, India


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    Prevalence and Comparison of Dental Caries Experience Using DMFT and Significant Index Caries (SIC): A Hospital Based Cross-Sectional Study
    Author(s): Jerusha Santa Packyanathan, Jayashri Prabakar* and Ganesh Jeevanandan

    The most common chronic disease of young adults is dental caries. It affects nutritional intake, speech and other activities. It is a multifactorial disease influenced by diet microorganisms, tooth morphology and genetics. The main aim of this cross-sectional study is to determine prevalence and comparison of dental caries experience among 18-21 years old using DMFT abs SIC index. This is a record based study with a sample size of 566, irrespective of the gender. The present study was conducted among 18 to 23 yearold patients who visited the outpatient department at the institution and the data was collected from the patient records. The data was categorized into age groups, gender and DMFT index. The coding was done in MS excel. The data was transferred to a host computer and processed using SPSS software version 21.0 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA) by tabu.. Read More»

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